Journey in Life: 02/22/14

Saturday, February 22, 2014

"It’s high time" nghĩa là gì?

Đã đến lúc đưa những người lính từ chiến trường trở về nhà. Photo courtesy Sureshkumar Varadarajan.

'It’s high time' có nghĩa là đã đến lúc một điều gì đó cần phải làm, và đáng lý ra đã phải làm xong rồi.

Ví dụ
My wife and I were getting tired of Don living in our basement (tầng hầm). After he graduated from college, we let him move back in rent-free (không phải trả tiền thuê) until he found a job. That was more than two years ago! Fortunately, he got hired and has already rented an apartment. It's high time (đã đến lúc) he moved out. He should have left long before now.

Doctors and nurses play equally important roles. Yet labor statistics (các con số thống kê) show that the average annual salary of nurses is only a fraction (một phần nhỏ) of what doctors make. For all the hard work they do, nurses feel that it's high time they earned more money. Don't you think that they ought to be getting paid better?

Huyền Trang
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